Emily Lakdawalla • March 05, 2010
Jason Perry just posted this lovely labeled image of Io over at his blog, the Gish Bar Times.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 19, 2010
I visited the Cassini raw images site today and was pleased to see another couple of sets of images have been captured on Iapetus.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 16, 2010
On Saturday, Cassini flew within 9,500 kilometers of Mimas, the innermost of the medium-sized icy moons of Saturn.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 14, 2010
Cassini got pretty close to Calypso yesterday, on the way in to Mimas. Calypso is one of the smaller moonlets of Saturn.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 09, 2010
This week the Carnival of Space is over at one of my favorite new blogs, Lights in the Dark. Actually it's not so new -- evidently this week marks its first anniversary!
Here's a neat picture from Opportunity, a panorama composed of its wide-angle, mast-mounted Navcam cameras, showing the crater Concepcion.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2010
Doug Ellison has been playing with Martian digital terrain models recently, to great effect.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 02, 2010
For the first time ever, Mars Express' Visual Monitoring Camera has imaged the shadow of Mars' moon Phobos crossing the surface of Mars.
Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2010
It looks like the rover team thinks Concepcion is pretty enough (in both aesthetic and a scientific senses) to be worthy of the full-color Pancam panorama treatment; color frames started arriving on Earth over the weekend.
Ryan Anderson • January 28, 2010
Check out these awesome flyovers of Mars, generated by Doug Ellison of UnmannedSpaceflight!
Emily Lakdawalla • January 28, 2010
There were many, many treats waiting on the Cassini raw images website this morning. Yesterday, Cassini traversed the G ring, taking photos all the way.
Emily Lakdawalla • January 19, 2010
An amateur named Bernhard Braun ("nirgal" on unmannedspaceflight) has been posting the results from a new piece of software he's developed that generates 3-D models of landscapes from single photos.
Emily Lakdawalla • January 13, 2010
The January 1, 2010 Cassini imaging data release includes everything acquired by Cassini from January 1 to March 30, 2009 in all its high-quality glory.
Emily Lakdawalla • January 11, 2010
It's been the second most popular question I get from readers: "When might we possibly hear from Phoenix?"
This description of asteroid 2867 Steins is based upon an article published in the January 8, 2010 issue of Science by H. Uwe Keller and numerous coauthors and on a related press release.
Emily Lakdawalla • January 08, 2010
It's been two months, now, that extrication efforts have been going on. It's discouraging that the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit isn't out of the trap.
Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2009
Did you think I was going to skip Uranus? How could I?
Emily Lakdawalla • December 30, 2009
Looking over the list of planets, moons, and smaller bodies I posted so far, I realized I didn't have an image of a comet yet.
Emily Lakdawalla • December 29, 2009
Rhea? You might be asking. Rhea? When Saturn has so many more interesting moons? Hear me out.
Emily Lakdawalla • December 28, 2009
Here's yet another of the moons of Uranus for you: Ariel, a near-twin in diameter to Umbriel, but apparently with more interesting geology.
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